The Juror (1996)

“All you need to say is two words… two specific words, though. What they are? ‘Not. Guilty.'” – Teacher

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Jul 2018)

Brief Synopsis – An artist chosen to be on a jury during a trial of a mob enforcer is threatened by a hit-man in order to acquit the defendant.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve been meaning to watch for over two decades, but only now actually found the urge to see it.

This is a terrible film that was not easy to watch since it’s presented in such a silly and sloppy fashion.

Both Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin are much better actors than this film will give them credit for but even they couldn’t chance the fact that they seem quite wasted here.

The dialogue in this film is quite laughable and it’s hard to take anything that happens quite seriously because of that.

The only character that is worth watching here is James Gandolfini who appears in a relatively small yet important role.

Look for a very young Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Moore’s son.

Parts of this premise have some potential, but too many outrageous things occur along the way that end up negating it all.

I think that this might have been slightly more interesting if they focused more on the trial itself instead of skimming it since that takes away from the impact of such a premise where we need to understand even more clearly what the trial is all about.

Bottom Line – Terrible film that is pretty painful to watch. Moore and Baldwin are much better actors than this film suggest and they are both completely wasted in these roles. The dialogue is quite silly and some of the scenes here are pretty laughable in the way that they are presented. Gandolfini is the only one to get an interesting character to portray and is worth watching solely for his performance despite it being a small yet significant role. Look for a very young Gordon-Levitt as Moore’s young son.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Gary R. Wordham was the name of the actor that is credited as the flirting intern at the hospital. This was also the name that was used on the passport Alec Baldwin’s character used when he flew to Guatemala. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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